Offbeat "A masquerade": France denounces the referendums of annexation in Ukraine
War in Ukraine: What must be remembered from Tuesday September 27
kyiv and Western capitals denounced the referendums of annexation of Ukrainian regions occupied by the Russian forces, which claim victory. © supplied by Franceinfo the prorussian authorities welcomed, Tuesday, September 27, results from the annexation referendums of four Ukrainian regions occupied by Russia.
L ES Régerfundums of annexation organized in are a "masquerade", said Tuesday The French Minister of Foreign Affairs Catherine Colonna, affirming on the private channel BFMTV not to see "no sincerity" in this consultation organized by Moscow. "This is a masquerade (...). There is no sincerity in the votes that have been expressed, "said the head of French diplomacy since , where she visited Tuesday.
“They have no legitimacy, no value. We will not recognize them, they will lead to sanctions from France, Europe and other states of the international community, "she continued.
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98% of "yes"
Russia and the authorities of the regions it occupies insaid Tuesday that the "yes" was largely in the lead according to the first results of the annexation "referendums" organized in four territories in the east and southern Ukraine. The Russian electoral commission said that the "yes" carried between 97 and 98% of the votes after the partial stripping of votes in the polling stations in Russia, where hundreds of thousands of Ukrainians refugee on the spot were called upon. The count also started in the Ukrainian regions under total or partial control of Moscow, namely Donetsk and Lougansk (East) and Kherson and Zaporijia (South).
" The European Union is carrying out consultations for an eighth train of sanctions, "said Catherine Colonna. At the same time, "we have, in the Security Council which is under French presidency during this month of September, initiated discussions for a resolution," she added. "If Russia wants to bring its veto, it will be alone and once again, it will only sign its isolation on the international scene. No one supports her, ”she said.
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